[Noob question] I just bought this arcade stick, I have no idea what it is


#1

Hello everyone, I’m new to this forum and fighting games in general.
Recently I have been enjoying Street Fighter alot, and I wanted to get an arcade stick.
It turns out they’re pretty hard to come by here in The Netherlands, so after a bit of searching online I found this:

I read reviews about the Qanba Q1 and they weren’t too negative, so I thought I found a really good deal and ordered it, but now I’m not so sure.
Turns out this isn’t the Qanba Q1 table I saw in the reviews.
Is this a decent enough arcade stick? Or should I try to cancel my order?


#2

it says sanwa parts so it should be as good as any other stick


#3

Actually it says it just comes with a Sanwa joystick, not Sanwa buttons.

IMO cancel the order, it’s poor quality.


#4

''Highly professional “Sanwa” arcade buttons"
It says it comes with Sanwa buttons too in the description.
Is it good enough to play casualy with?


#5

it’s probably a better idea to just wait for the new madcatz that’s compatible with both ps3 and ps4


#6

Open it up when you get it and find out. I suspect the item description is deliberately ambiguous :slight_smile:


#7

So the parts probably aren’t real Sanwa, but I can replace them later if I want? And then it’ll be a decent stick? If that’s the case I might play with it and buy some sanwa parts later if I like the arcade stick experience. Thanks alot for the help so far!
I’m playing on PC btw, so PS4 compatibility is not an issue.


#8

If you’re buying it with a mind to change parts, just pick something with a fair price, a common ground (see this sticky) and a sturdy case. Sanwa buttons are cheap and easy enough to fit. Don’t write off Seimitsu if you’re looking for an arcade experience though!

Your stick according to the SRK guide:

[details=Spoiler]Qanba Q1(cut) (PS3, Xbox 360) $59.99 - 64.99
Quality: All Plastic case, case does not seem as sturdy as it should. Comes in Qanba made parts or Full Sanwa versions. Cord storage compartment door breaks easily
Reliability: Reports of occasional drop inputs
Ease of Mod: Difficulty 1, some editions come with optional gates and button plugs[/details]

If you like it, it’s got plenty of a potential as a first stick.


#9

Thanks, yeah that’s what I thought, but there seems to be a difference between the stick in your post and the one that I bought.
The stick from your post is this one : http://www.qanbashop.com/EN/HKD/product/Qanba-Q1-Cut-PS3-PC-arcade-fightstick-fight-stick-Black-standard-40.html
While I think the stick I ordered is this probably this one: http://www.qanbashop.com/EN/HKD/product/QanBa-Q1-PS3-PC-P3SGH-Arcade-fightstick-16.html
It states it has a Sanwa stick there and normal buttons. I read reviews about the first one I linked and thought that was the one that I bought, but looking at the pictures it seems I have bought the second one.
I guess it should be similar in quality to the other Q1 as it’s made by the same company, but I’m concerned that the version I bought is older or inferior to the ‘cut’ Q1. I just can’t find any information online about the version that I ordered.


#10

CANCEL


#11

Except that not the Q1 Cut. The Q1 cut is square shape and have clamps for table mounting.

That is the original Qanba Q1, which is a horrible piece of crap (absolute rubbish) even for Qanba standards.

AVOID STICKS WITH SUCTION CUPS!!!

The diffrences

Q1 CUT. Bottom of the barrel for Beginners tier

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41fGYX-Ch8L.SX385.jpg

Original Q1. SHIT Tier


#12

Request for cancelation submitted, thanks a lot guys, I didnt’t realise there was a difference between the Q1 cut and the old Q1 and thought I was getting a good deal because it said it has Sanwa parts.
Once again, thanks for saving me a lot of trouble!


#13

Ah, my apologies; assumed a q1 was a q1, regardless of shape.
If you’re looking to keep things cheap, I can speak from experience and say it’s not worth the hassle. Last 2 cheap sticks i bought, (one ‘fully working’, one ‘new’) were both faulty and used. For the sake of £20-£30 you might be saving yourself a headache if you splash out a little.


#14

if you really want the q1 cut

here you go play-asia.com/qanba-q1-arcade-joystick-paOS-13-49-en-70-5rvf.html

from play asia for £28

your welcome